Slide ology

Slide ology
Author: Nancy Duarte
Publsiher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2008-08-07
ISBN 10: 0596522347
ISBN 13: 9780596522346
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slide ology Book Review:

Presents practical approaches for developing an effective presentation, covering such topics as creating diagrams, displaying data, arranging elements, creating movement, and interacting with slides.

Presentation Zen

Presentation Zen
Author: Garr Reynolds
Publsiher: Pearson Education
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2009-04-15
ISBN 10: 0321601890
ISBN 13: 9780321601896
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Presentation Zen Book Review:

FOREWORD BY GUY KAWASAKI Presentation designer and internationally acclaimed communications expert Garr Reynolds, creator of the most popular Web site on presentation design and delivery on the Net — presentationzen.com — shares his experience in a provocative mix of illumination, inspiration, education, and guidance that will change the way you think about making presentations with PowerPoint or Keynote. Presentation Zen challenges the conventional wisdom of making "slide presentations" in today’s world and encourages you to think differently and more creatively about the preparation, design, and delivery of your presentations. Garr shares lessons and perspectives that draw upon practical advice from the fields of communication and business. Combining solid principles of design with the tenets of Zen simplicity, this book will help you along the path to simpler, more effective presentations.

Resonate

Resonate
Author: Nancy Duarte
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-07-02
ISBN 10: 1118008936
ISBN 13: 9781118008935
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Resonate Book Review:

Reveals the underlying story form of all great presentations that will not only create impact, but will move people to action Presentations are meant to inform, inspire, and persuade audiences. So why then do so many audiences leave feeling like they've wasted their time? All too often, presentations don't resonate with the audience and move them to transformative action. Just as the author's first book helped presenters become visual communicators, Resonate helps you make a strong connection with your audience and lead them to purposeful action. The author's approach is simple: building a presentation today is a bit like writing a documentary. Using this approach, you'll convey your content with passion, persuasion, and impact. Author has a proven track record, including having created the slides in Al Gore's Oscar-winning An Inconvenient Truth Focuses on content development methodologies that are not only fundamental but will move people to action Upends the usual paradigm by making the audience the hero and the presenter the mentor Shows how to use story techniques of conflict and resolution Presentations don't have to be boring ordeals. You can make them fun, exciting, and full of meaning. Leave your audiences energized and ready to take action with Resonate.

Illuminate

Illuminate
Author: Nancy Duarte,Patti Sanchez
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-02-16
ISBN 10: 1101980184
ISBN 13: 9781101980187
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Illuminate Book Review:

"THE PEOPLE WHO ARE CRAZY ENOUGH TO THINK THEY CAN CHANGE THE WORLD ARE THE ONES WHO DO." With these words, Apple Inc., and its leader, Steve Jobs, catalyzed a movement. Whenever Jobs took the stage to talk about new Apple products, the whole world seemed to stop and listen. That’s because Jobs was offering a vision of the future. He wanted you to feel what the world might someday be like, and trust him to take you there. As a leader, you have the same potential to not only anticipate the future and invent creative initiatives, but to also inspire those around you to support and execute your vision. In Illuminate, acclaimed author Nancy Duarte and communications expert Patti Sanchez equip you with the same communication tools that great leaders like Jobs, Howard Schultz, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. used to move people. Duarte and Sanchez lay out a plan to help you lead people through the five stages of transformation using speeches, stories, ceremonies, and symbols. This visual and accessible communication guidebook will show you how Apple, Starbucks, IBM, charity: water, and others have mobilized people to embrace bold changes.To envision the future is one thing, getting others to go there with you is another. By harnessing the power of persuasive communication you, too, can turn your idea into a movement.

Better Presentations

Better Presentations
Author: Jonathan Schwabish
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-11-15
ISBN 10: 0231542798
ISBN 13: 9780231542791
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Better Presentations Book Review:

Whether you are a university professor, researcher at a think tank, graduate student, or analyst at a private firm, chances are that at some point you have presented your work in front of an audience. Most of us approach this task by converting a written document into slides, but the result is often a text-heavy presentation saddled with bullet points, stock images, and graphs too complex for an audience to decipher—much less understand. Presenting is fundamentally different from writing, and with only a little more time, a little more effort, and a little more planning, you can communicate your work with force and clarity. Designed for presenters of scholarly or data-intensive content, Better Presentations details essential strategies for developing clear, sophisticated, and visually captivating presentations. Following three core principles—visualize, unify, and focus—Better Presentations describes how to visualize data effectively, find and use images appropriately, choose sensible fonts and colors, edit text for powerful delivery, and restructure a written argument for maximum engagement and persuasion. With a range of clear examples for what to do (and what not to do), the practical package offered in Better Presentations shares the best techniques to display work and the best tactics for winning over audiences. It pushes presenters past the frustration and intimidation of the process to more effective, memorable, and persuasive presentations.

HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations

HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations
Author: Nancy Duarte
Publsiher: Harvard Business Press
Total Pages: 229
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 1422187101
ISBN 13: 9781422187104
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations Book Review:

Discusses how readers can make persuasive presentations that inspire action, engage the audience, and sell ideas.

Good Charts

Good Charts
Author: Scott Berinato
Publsiher: Harvard Business Review Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2016-04-26
ISBN 10: 1633690717
ISBN 13: 9781633690714
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Good Charts Book Review:

Dataviz—the new language of business A good visualization can communicate the nature and potential impact of information and ideas more powerfully than any other form of communication. For a long time “dataviz” was left to specialists—data scientists and professional designers. No longer. A new generation of tools and massive amounts of available data make it easy for anyone to create visualizations that communicate ideas far more effectively than generic spreadsheet charts ever could. What’s more, building good charts is quickly becoming a need-to-have skill for managers. If you’re not doing it, other managers are, and they’re getting noticed for it and getting credit for contributing to your company’s success. In Good Charts, dataviz maven Scott Berinato provides an essential guide to how visualization works and how to use this new language to impress and persuade. Dataviz today is where spreadsheets and word processors were in the early 1980s—on the cusp of changing how we work. Berinato lays out a system for thinking visually and building better charts through a process of talking, sketching, and prototyping. This book is much more than a set of static rules for making visualizations. It taps into both well-established and cutting-edge research in visual perception and neuroscience, as well as the emerging field of visualization science, to explore why good charts (and bad ones) create “feelings behind our eyes.” Along the way, Berinato also includes many engaging vignettes of dataviz pros, illustrating the ideas in practice. Good Charts will help you turn plain, uninspiring charts that merely present information into smart, effective visualizations that powerfully convey ideas.

The Art of Explanation

The Art of Explanation
Author: Lee LeFever
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-11-08
ISBN 10: 1118417313
ISBN 13: 9781118417317
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Explanation Book Review:

Your guide to becoming an explanation specialist. You've done the hard work. Your product or service works beautifully - but something is missing. People just don't see the big idea - and it's keeping you from being successful. Your idea has an explanation problem. The Art of Explanation is for business people, educators and influencers who want to improve their explanation skills and start solving explanation problems. Author Lee LeFever is the founder of Common Craft, a company known around the world for making complex ideas easy to understand through short animated videos. He is your guide to helping audiences fall in love with your ideas, products or services through better explanations in any medium. You will learn to: Plan: Learn explanation basics, what causes them to fail and how to diagnose explanation problems. Package: Using simple elements, create an explanation strategy that builds confidence and motivates your audience. Present: Produce remarkable explanations with visuals and media. The Art of Explanation is your invitation to become an explanation specialist and see why explanation is now a fundamental skill for professionals.

Presentation Zen Design

Presentation Zen Design
Author: Garr Reynolds
Publsiher: Peachpit Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2009-12-18
ISBN 10: 9780321669162
ISBN 13: 0321669169
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Presentation Zen Design Book Review:

In his internationally acclaimed, best-selling book Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery, presentation master Garr Reynolds gave readers the framework for planning, putting together, and delivering successful presentations. Now, he takes us further into the design realm and shows how we can apply time-honored design principles to presentation layouts. Throughout Presentation Zen Design, Garr shares his lessons on designing effective presentations that contain text, graphs, color, images, and video. After establishing guidelines for each of the various elements, he explains how to achieve an overall harmony and balance using the tenets of Zen simplicity. Not only will you discover how to design your slides for more professional-looking presentations, you’ll learn to communicate more clearly and will accomplish the goal of making a stronger, more lasting connection with your audience.

The Non designer s Presentation Book

The Non designer s Presentation Book
Author: Robin Williams
Publsiher: Peachpit Press
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0321656210
ISBN 13: 9780321656216
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Non designer s Presentation Book Book Review:

Provides information on creating an effective digital presentation, covering such topics as animation, plot, contrast, software, and handouts.

The Back of the Napkin

The Back of the Napkin
Author: Dan Roam
Publsiher: Portfolio
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 1591842697
ISBN 13: 9781591842699
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Back of the Napkin Book Review:

An expanded guide to enhancing analytical skills by building up one's intrinsic abilities is a primer for business leaders on how to develop ideas and enable faster results using to-the-point visual methods. Original.

They Snooze You Lose

They Snooze  You Lose
Author: Lynell Burmark
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-06-28
ISBN 10: 111805833X
ISBN 13: 9781118058336
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

They Snooze You Lose Book Review:

Presentation skills that that will captivate your audience every time In today's increasingly visual world, the art of giving presentations is a much-needed talent. They Snooze, You Lose, provides a comprehensive guide made especially for teachers and administrators who want to become presentation "stars" in their classrooms, at board meetings, or any time they are in front of an audience Describes how to apply the author's proven CHIMES2 elements: Connections, Humor, Images, Music, Emotion, Stories, and Senses Contains a bonus DVD with premade slides, a study guide, and reproducible images Burmark is the author of the best-selling book Visual Literacy: Learn to See, See to Learn Includes key sections on the best ways to integrate technology into your presentations New and seasoned educators alike will benefit from this fun and easy-to-read guide on building essential presentation skills.

Multimedia Learning

Multimedia Learning
Author: Richard E. Mayer
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-01-19
ISBN 10: 0521514126
ISBN 13: 9780521514125
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multimedia Learning Book Review:

Although verbal learning offers a powerful tool, Mayer explores ways of going beyond the purely verbal. Recent advances in graphics technology and information technology have prompted new efforts to understand the potential of multimedia learning as a means of promoting human understanding. In this second edition, Mayer includes double the number of experimental comparisons, 6 new principles - signalling, segmenting, pertaining, personalization, voice and image principles. The 12 principles of multimedia instructional design have been reorganized into three sections - reducing extraneous processing, managing essential processing and fostering generative processing. Finally an indication of the maturity of the field is that the second edition highlights boundary conditions for each principle research-based constraints on when a principle is likely or not likely to apply. The boundary conditions are interpreted in terms of the cognitive theory of multimedia learning, and help to enrich theories of multimedia learning.

Moments of Impact

Moments of Impact
Author: Chris Ertel,Lisa Kay Solomon
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2014-02-11
ISBN 10: 1451697627
ISBN 13: 9781451697629
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moments of Impact Book Review:

Two leading experts on "strategic conversation design" present creative methods for enabling teams to address issues while minimizing resource-depleting workshops and meetings, providing diagnostic questions, best practices, and advice.

Beyond Bullet Points

Beyond Bullet Points
Author: Cliff Atkinson
Publsiher: Microsoft Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-03-15
ISBN 10: 1509305572
ISBN 13: 9781509305575
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Bullet Points Book Review:

Beyond Bullet Points, Fourth Edition “Throw away those room-emptying, left-brain slides–and use Atkinson’s book to turn your PowerPoint presentation into an epic.” –Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive and A Whole New Mind Think beyond bullet points–and amplify the impact of your message! Now in its fourth edition, this popular classic illuminates an innovative, step-by-step methodology designed to unlock the amazing visual story waiting to be released from your message. Communications expert Cliff Atkinson shows how to apply classic storytelling tenets and practical, research-based guidelines as you work with Microsoft PowerPoint–for memorable, meaningful, and persuasive visual stories. Change your approach–and transform your results! Find your story thread Create an emotional connection to increase your impact. Cut through the clutter Distill your message and get right to the point. Bring your story to life Storyboard your ideas, find your natural voice, and deliver a compelling presentation!

Instructional Strategies and Techniques for Information Professionals

Instructional Strategies and Techniques for Information Professionals
Author: Nicole Cooke,Jeffrey Teichmann
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2012-04-10
ISBN 10: 1780632959
ISBN 13: 9781780632957
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Instructional Strategies and Techniques for Information Professionals Book Review:

Increasingly, library personnel are called upon to teach classes, deliver presentations and represent their organizations in an official capacity. This book is designed to assist those professionals with little to no experience designing and delivering training, instructional sessions, and presentations. Suitable for all librarians, library staff and library school students, this practical guide will get the library professional up and running as a trainer and presenter. Written by practicing professional librarians and trainers for use in the library setting Features a combination of training, facilitation, and public-speaking skills Covers all aspects of training from audience evaluation to lesson plans to evaluation to lesson delivery

Talk Like TED

Talk Like TED
Author: Carmine Gallo
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-03-04
ISBN 10: 1466837276
ISBN 13: 9781466837270
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Talk Like TED Book Review:

Ideas are the currency of the twenty-first century. In order to succeed, you need to be able to sell your ideas persuasively. This ability is the single greatest skill that will help you accomplish your dreams. Many people have a fear of public speaking or are insecure about their ability to give a successful presentation. Now public speaking coach and bestselling author Carmine Gallo explores what makes a great presentation by examining the widely acclaimed TED Talks, which have redefined the elements of a successful presentation and become the gold standard for public speaking. TED ? which stands for technology, entertainment, and design ? brings together the world's leading thinkers. These are the presentations that set the world on fire, and the techniques that top TED speakers use will make any presentation more dynamic, fire up any team, and give anyone the confidence to overcome their fear of public speaking. In his book, Carmine Gallo has broken down hundreds of TED talks and interviewed the most popular TED presenters, as well as the top researchers in the fields of psychology, communications, and neuroscience to reveal the nine secrets of all successful TED presentations. Gallo's step-by-step method makes it possible for anyone to deliver a presentation that is engaging, persuasive, and memorable. Carmine Gallo's top 10 Wall Street Journal Bestseller Talk Like TED will give anyone who is insecure about their public speaking abilities the tools to communicate the ideas that matter most to them, the skill to win over hearts and minds, and the confidence to deliver the talk of their lives. The opinions expressed by Carmine Gallo in TALK LIKE TED are his own. His book is not endorsed, sponsored or authorized by TED Conferences, LLC or its affiliates.

The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs How to Be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience

The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs  How to Be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience
Author: Carmine Gallo
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-10-02
ISBN 10: 0071636757
ISBN 13: 9780071636759
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs How to Be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience Book Review:

The Wall Street Journal Bestseller! Updated to include Steve Jobs's iPad and iPad2 launch presentations “The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs reveals the operating system behind any great presentation and provides you with a quick-start guide to design your own passionate interfaces with your audiences.” —Cliff Atkinson, author of Beyond Bullet Points and The Activist Audience Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs’s wildly popular presentations have set a new global gold standard—and now this step-by-step guide shows you exactly how to use his crowd-pleasing techniques in your own presentations. The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs is as close as you'll ever get to having the master presenter himself speak directly in your ear. Communications expert Carmine Gallo has studied and analyzed the very best of Jobs's performances, offering point-by-point examples, tried-and-true techniques, and proven presentation secrets in 18 "scenes," including: Develop a messianic sense of purpose Reveal the Conquering hero Channel your inner Zen Stage your presentation with props Make it look effortless With this revolutionary approach, you’ll be surprised at how easy it is to sell your ideas, share your enthusiasm, and wow your audience the Steve Jobs way. “No other leader captures an audience like Steve Jobs does and, like no other book, The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs captures the formula Steve uses to enthrall audiences.” —Rob Enderle, The Enderle Group “Now you can learn from the best there is—both Jobs and Gallo. No matter whether you are a novice presenter or a professional speaker like me, you will read and reread this book with the same enthusiasm that people bring to their iPods." —David Meerman Scott, bestselling author of The New Rules of Marketing & PR and World Wide Rave

Get Backed

Get Backed
Author: Evan Baehr,Evan Loomis
Publsiher: Harvard Business Review Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2015-10-27
ISBN 10: 1633690733
ISBN 13: 9781633690738
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Get Backed Book Review:

“Anyone who comes to pitch on Shark Tank should read this book first!” —Barbara Corcoran, ABC's Shark Tank “I have seen literally thousands of companies trying to raise capital and know that a great pitch deck is critical. This book gives you the playbook for creating yours.” —Naval Ravikant, cofounder and CEO, AngelList “I raised twice the amount of money I set out to in a mere five weeks. I’m naming my firstborn child after the Evans.” —Slava Menn, cofounder and CEO, Fortified Bicycle HOW DO YOU LAUNCH THE VENTURE OF YOUR DREAMS? Get Backed isn’t just about startup fundraising. It’s a handbook for anyone who has an idea and needs to build relationships to get it off the ground. Over the last 3 years, entrepreneurs Evan Loomis and Evan Baehr have raised $45 million for their own ventures, including the second largest round on the fundraising platform AngelList. In Get Backed, they show you exactly what they and dozens of others did to raise money—even the mistakes they made—while sharing the secrets of the world’s best storytellers, fundraisers, and startup accelerators. They’ll also teach you how to use “the friendship loop”, a step-by-step process that can be used to initiate and build relationships with anyone, from investors to potential cofounders. And, most of all, they’ll help you create a pitch deck, building on the real-life examples of 15 ventures that have raised over $150 million. What’s in the book? • The original pitch decks and fundraising strategies of 15 ventures that raised over $150 million • Email scripts that will get you a meeting with angel investors, venture capitalists, and potential board members • Pitching exercises developed by startup talent beds like Stanford University’s d.school and Techstars • A breakdown of the 10 essential pitch deck slides, how to create them, and what questions you should answer with each • An overview of the 5 main funding sources for startups, the pros and cons of each, and who the big players are • A crash-course in visual and presentation design that will make any deck beautiful • Templates for 4 stories every entrepreneur should know how to tell • The story of one entrepreneur who showed up in Silicon Valley with no network and six months later had investments from Fred Anderson, Bono, and Peter Thiel Get Backed will show you exactly what it takes to get funded and will give you the tools to make any idea a reality.

Boring to Bravo

Boring to Bravo
Author: Kristin Arnold
Publsiher: Greenleaf Book Group
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-08-01
ISBN 10: 1608320707
ISBN 13: 9781608320707
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Boring to Bravo Book Review:

90-plus practical tips for engaging and interacting with an audience. Drawn from her extensive experiences as a nationally recognized speaker and master facilitator, Kirstin Arnold's proven techniques will help you transform any presentation into a powerful, interactive experience.With this user-friendly guide, you will learn how to take a collaborative approach to the communication process so that you can connect and converse with the members of any audience. Arnold's powerful audience-centered "Interactive Insights" cover the spectrum of practical presentation techniques:- Setting an interactive tone before you start- Using Titter/text messaging to engage your audience- Involving audience members with a specific task- Personalizing your language for your audience- Making eye contact--even with a large audience- Taking polls and running Q&As- Recovering from humor that falls flat- Facilitating conversation- Creating accountability for action to occur after your presentationKristin Arnold has the experience, the wit, and the foolproof methods to take your ho-hum presentation to the next level. By incorporating just a few of the author's tips, you will dramatically improve your ability to engage, involve, and inspire your audience to action. Read and use Boring to Bravo and your audiences will demand an encore. Bravissimo!Kristin Arnold, MBA, CPF, CMC, CSP, is one of North America's most accomplished high stakes meeting facilitators. An accomplished author and keynote speaker, she is on a crusade to make all events in the workplace more engaging, interactive, and collaborative. One of the first women to graduate with high honors from the US Coast Guard Academy, Arnold earned an MBA from St. Mary's College of California and finished her twenty-year career in the US Coast Guard Reserves as an internal consultant. She divides her time between Phoenix and Prince Edward Island.